Through the Fire and Flames is considered one of the toughest songs on Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock to complete without making a single mistake. Well, this Guitar Hero expert managed to do just that - blindfolded.
Activision's library of downloadable song DLC for Guitar Hero, DJ Hero and Band Hero will be taken offline at the end of this month, the publisher has announced.
Back in 2010, Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose sued Activision for $20 million because he wasn't happy about Guitar Hero 3 featuring the likeness of his former bandmate and arch nemesis Slash singing "Welcome to the Jungle." He was also dismayed at Activision's use of "Sweet Child O' Mine" in Guitar Hero 3 ads, when he thought he'd only allowed the publisher permission to use it in Guitar Hero 2.
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock is the highest-grossing video game in US history.
Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose is suing Activision for $20 million, claiming the publisher breached an agreement not to use the likeness of former guitarist Slash in Guitar Hero III.
Following news earlier today that Blur dev Bizarre Creations was facing down an uncertain future, Activision has axed another one of its acquisitions – Budcat Creations.
Echo & the Bunnymen lead singer Ian McCulloch has dismissed music games as "crap" - and wished instant death on everyone who plays them.
Rocker Jack White, who recently signed a deal for his songs to appear in the new Guitar Hero game, has complained about kids playing Guitar Hero games.
Prince has said he turned down a deal to put his songs in Guitar Hero. (That's the artist formerly known as the funny symbol thing Prince, not the one who talks to plants or the one who likes to dress up as Nazis or the one who's a massive racist.)
Investment analyst Ben Schachter of UBS has been poring over the sales figures of Guitar Hero and Rock Band in the US, and has found that the Activision Blizzard series outsold the EA games by over a million copies in November.
The picture isn't quite as clear-cut as it seems, though. Schachter - as quoted by GameSpot - found that Guitar Hero sales are in decline compared to last year, while Rock Band's are increasing sharply. Overall, the huge US market for music games created by the original Guitar Hero seems to be in decline.
Over 1.7 million Guitar Hero games of all versions and formats were sold in the US in November, of which 978,000 were copies of the latest version, Guitar Hero World Tour. This compares with 628,452 copies of Rock Band and Rock Band 2.
Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger has taken a pop at Guitar Hero, saying players would be better off learning a real instrument.
The Rage Wireless Guitar Controller for Wii is being recalled because of faulty circuitry causing batteries to leak on and burn human beings that might have families.
Activision boss Bobby Kotick has declared Guitar Hero is winning the battle of the band-based games.
Legendary dead guitarist Jimi Hendrix is set to get his very own Guitar Hero game.
"Death Magnetic", the upcoming ninth studio album by Metallica, will launch simultaneously in Guitar Hero III and in shops this Friday.
Microsoft has significantly lowered the price of many popular DLC bundles on Xbox Live as part of a special promotion called Extended Play Download Days.
Grand Theft Auto IV has sold over 6 million copies to become the biggest-selling game, worldwide, of 2008.
Sony has updated the PlayStation Store with a Wonders & Artefacts pack for Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution, which costs GBP 0.69.
There's also a fresh trio of songs for Guitar Hero III by three artists signed to the Interscope Records label: Marilyn Manson, AFI, and Flyleaf. Cost, as always, is GBP 3.99.
Following is a demo for run-of-the-mill PSP action game Secret Agent Clank, which you could simply read our Ellie review of.
Marilyn Manson is one of three artists from Interscope Records whose songs will be playable in Guitar Hero 3 from tomorrow.
Dragonforce will be releasing three more tricky tracks for Guitar Hero III owners to swear along to on 21st August, according to the band's label, Roadrunner Records.
Sony has updated the PlayStation Network store with Siren: Blood Curse (albeit with slightly rejigged pricing, Gangs of London for PSP and an echochrome demo.
Activision will release the Virtuoso Pack for Guitar Hero 3 on Xbox Live and PlayStation Store this Thursday.
Activision Blizzard has decided to use the popularity of Guitar Hero to create a "credible alternative" to iTunes.
Famous rockers such as Guns 'N Roses and Van Halen are said to be fleshing out deals to capitalise on the popularity of Guitar Hero and Rock Band.
Activision will be offering you the "Top Gun Anthem" for Guitar Hero III this Thursday.
As Activision and Blizzard prepare to merge, we get the first sign of what executives likes to call 'synergy' between their businesses: a World of Warcraft-themed song distributed as a free downloadable on Guitar Hero III.
New stats appearing on the US Nintendo Channel have revealed what Wii owners prefer to play - and for how long.
Activision has plans to add a trio of Coldplay songs to Guitar Hero 3 this Thursday, including a track from the recently released "Viva la Vida" album.
Guitar-playing American pop star John Mayer has had a go at Guitar Hero, arguing nothing can compare to playing a real musical instrument.
Activision has whisked together a list of Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock songs coming out in June.
Kicking it off are a trio of belters from that band Motorhead. "We Are the Road Crew", "Stay Clean" and "Motorhead" should give tickle your fancy enough to buy the upcoming album. It hopes.
The next pack, available on 12th June, pays homage to three Isle of Wight festival headliners. Inside is "Shoot the Runner" by Kasabian, "I Predict a Riot" by the Kaiser Chiefs, and a live rendition of "Problems" by The Sex Pistols.
Sony has lined up an admirable selection of items for its European PlayStation Store update this Thursday.
Are you good at Guitar Hero III? Not by the standards of a man named Daniel Johnson, you're not, because if you were you'd be the world record holder. He's broken the world record for a Guitar Hero III score, is what we're saying.
Xbox 360 owners and PS3 owners have always been best of friends, as everyone knows, but there were some puffy eyes and grumpy faces around the Guitar Hero III dinner table last November when 360 players bagged themselves a free Halo 3 theme tune download. Six months later, Sony is fighting back with its own bespoke download: a song called "The End Begins (to Rock)" from God of War II.
Activision has said British band Muse will be adding a trio of songs to Guitar Hero III.
The new Def Leppard single Nine Lives is now available to download for Guitar Hero III on Xbox 360.
Mercury Records has said it plans to release the upcoming Def Leppard single "Nine Lives" as downloadable content for Guitar Hero III.
American singer-songwriter Charlie Daniels has complained that Activision and RedOctane "violate the very essence" of one of his songs in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock.
A new Guitar Hero game based entirely around Beatles songs could be on the way - at least if Sony/ATV Music has anything to do with it.
Three fresh songs for Guitar Hero III are all the PlayStation Store has to offer this week, disappointingly.
These are wrapped up in a Modern Metal Track Pack - the same one Live and US PSN had last week - and will cost GBP 3.99.
Inside is "Almost Easy" by Avenged Sevenfold, "The Arsonist" by Thrice, and "Hole in the Earth" by The Deftones.
Guitar Hero III's Dropkick Murphys Track Pack has arrived on Xbox Live just in time to celebrate St. Patrick's Day 2008. Best of all, it's absolutely free.
Gibson Guitar has filed a lawsuit against Activision, claiming the Guitar Hero games infringe one of the company's patents.
According to Reuters, Gibson has a 1999 patent for technology used to simulate a musical performance. It sent a letter explaining this to Activision in January.
"Based on our preliminary analysis, the Guitar Hero software (including any expansion packs) and the guitar controller provided by Activision being used as a musical instrument (packaged with the software or sold standalone) are covered by the ... patent," the letter read.
Activision has released a "Modern Metal Track Pack" for Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock on Xbox Live worldwide and on the US PlayStation Network.
Fans of thatgamecompany's flOw are the beneficiaries of some additional content for their mutant-worms-underwater-'em-up this week, courtesy of the PAL PSN update.
Activision has popped a trio of No Doubt songs onto Xbox Live.
Riff: Everyday Shooter leads the weekly PlayStation Store update this week, but you should already know that if you glue your face to Eurogamer.
UPDATE:The venue for the Guitar Hero record attempt has now changed and will not be HMV Oxford Street as previously reported. More news soon...
Nintendo has continued its winning streak in the US, finishing comfortably ahead of opposition for hardware sales in 2007.
Spare a thought for poor old Sony, still slaving away over the hobs of Internet-based file distribution, brow moist with the grimy sweat of a hundred peeled videogame trailers, arms caked with the grease of the fires of user verification wrappers, breath shallow with the [get on with it - Ed] - and all so we can play Toy Home (GBP 4.99) and the PSone's Populous: The Beginning (GBP 3.49).
Those of you standing around waiting for the Guitar Hero III downloadable content announced the other day can now sink your Microsoft Points into half of the promised new releases - or not, in the case of a Christmas freebie - as Major Nelson's blog announces and Live Marketplace confirms the upload of new content.
Activision is set to offer seven new songs in various downloadable content packages during December on both Xbox 360 and PS3.
Activision has promised Wii owners of Guitar Hero III that it will replace their fault discs early next year for free.
Activision Blizzard has let slip word that it is working on Call of Duty 5 and Guitar Hero IV, GamesIndustry.biz reports.
A fact sheet on the freshly launched website unveiled the projects, which appear in the Activision "pipeline" summary.
It also talks of new Tony Hawk and James Bond games, as well as titles based on the Marvel and DreamWorks licences. Its new Bizarre Creations racing game was listed, too.
Activision has said that stocks of standalone wireless guitars for Guitar Hero III will be made available across the US in "early 2008".
Activision has released a remix of the Halo theme for Guitar Hero III. It's now available on Live and it won't cost you a penny.
A free update for Guitar Hero III is now available to download on Xbox Live.
EA may be making a big song and dance about the full albums it will be selling as downloads for Rock Band, but Activision's Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock is due out this month and already there are downloadable songs built around particular bands - with Foo Fighters and Velvet Revolver packs going up today.
Activision has said that the official Guitar Hero III demo will be on Live Marketplace tomorrow, otherwise known as a day before my birthday.
As we pointed out earlier, retailers have been promising us Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock on 23rd November for a little while now, but now Activision's officially saying the same thing. Hurrah!
With Guitar Hero III around a month away, clever Internet men have found a way for you to download a demo, burn it to CD and DVD and then play it on your totally unmodified, normal person Xbox 360.
PS3 guitar peripherals for Rock Band and Guitar Hero 3 will not use Bluetooth technology at launch.
Activision has finally given us a look at its song sheet for Guitar Hero III, which contains more master tracks than ever, thanks to fancy relationships with musical people.
What's more, it looks as though that leaked line-up from a couple of weeks ago wasn't far off being spot on, give or take a few licks.
The third game in the acclaimed rhythm action series has been created without usual developer Harmonix, who made new best friends with Rock Band publishers EA and MTV.
Activision has sung "We Haven't Announced Anything Yet" to Eurogamer this afternoon, in response to a full track list for Guitar Hero III appearing online.
Aspyr Media has revealed it is developing Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock for PC and Macintosh.
Activision has revealed it will be sneaking a Guitar Hero III demo into the Xbox 360 version of Tony Hawk's Proving Ground.
Activision has revealed an international track list for Guitar Hero III, in an effort to show us that people all over the world really like it.
The battle of the gaming bands is upon us. While Guitar Hero is pounding groupies backstage, biting the the bat's head off the rhythm-action genre, a cocky young upstart has emerged, threatening to topple the veteran rocker from its perch of poodle-haired posturing.
Activision believes that Rock Band will struggle to take its crown in the upcoming battle of the games about bands.
Neversoft has revealed four more of the songs that make up the line-up in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, due out later this year on PS3, Xbox 360, PS2 and Wii.
Activision has signed an exclusive partnership with Gibson Guitars to feature over 20 of the manufacturer's instruments in the upcoming Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, GamesIndustry.biz is reporting.
Guitar Hero developer Harmonix has donated USD 2,000 to help keep a fansite afloat.
Activision has just revealed the first details of the next version of Guitar Hero, which may or may not still be called Guitar Hero III.
The latest Episode of the globe-trotting EGTV is all about Guns, Guys and Guitars. Sadly not all in the same game, rather shoulder-to-shoulder in a packed half-hour of televisual temptation.
Guitar Hero publisher RedOctane says it plans to offer "one major release" of Guitar Hero every year from now on, backed up with regular content packs through online services, which will include new songs.
RedOctane has revealed that Guitar Hero 3 is in development for PlayStation 3, PS2, Xbox 360 and Wii.